In addition to either 40 or 80 GBytes of memory for storing and viewing digital photos and video in a 5.3 ◊ 3.1 ◊ 1.1-inch package, this photo album also plays MP3 tunes. The unitís 3.6-inch LCD display allows viewing image files in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP and RAW formats or video in MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9 and MJPEG formats. For picture-perfect viewing, the display requires backlighting and the built-in speaker requires audio amplification. In addition to these analog functions, several dc-to-dc converters or low drop out regulators provide the various supply voltages for other features such as reading external memory cards, the FM tuner or voice recorder.
Californiaís plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isnít the first such undertaking and certainly wonít be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
A customer who was thermal printing strip steel had a problem: When the strip's speed increased, the thermo printer would catch fire. When he set a flame to a piece of the strip, he couldn't get it to burn. What was the problem?